Our team provides training sessions with legal oversight for anyone involved in handling clinical applications, triage and appeals and voting panels.
The team’s ability to work at scale to support commissioners make robust, high quality decisions is also reflected in the volume of applications they process efficiently. This avoids having to go through a lengthier and costly panel process.
In Kent, we processed 1,218 applications and queries for ten CCGs. Adherence to the local referral and treatment criteria policy led to the approval of appropriate treatments. The avoidance of procedures of limited clinical value equated to a saving of £902,786 for 2016/17.